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    China to produce train capable of 400 km/h by 2020
    May03

    China to produce train capable of 400 km/h by 2020

    China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) is working on next-generation bullet trains with a maximum operational speed of 400 kilometers per hour that will be ready by 2020, China Daily reports. ”We will apply new materials in the research and production of the future high-speed trains, such as carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, which will...

    Russian court upholds Navalny`s latest embezzlement verdict
    May03

    Russian court upholds Navalny`s latest embezzlement verdict

    A regional court in Russia has upheld an embezzlement verdict for opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and his co-defendant, Pyotr Ofitserov, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Navalny and Ofitserov were not present at the May 3 hearing at the Kirov regional court in central Russia, but were represented by their lawyers, RFE/RL reported....

    Ukraine honors patriots who were killed by pro-Russian separatists in Odesa on May 2, 2014
    May03

    Ukraine honors patriots who were killed by pro-Russian separatists in Odesa on May 2, 2014

    About 100 people gathered at the intersection of Deribasivska and Preobrazhenskaya Streets in Odesa, where pro-Russian separatists shot Andriy Biriukov and Ihor Ivanov, who became the first victims of mass riots on May 2, 2014. The activists created a kind of memorial of flowers. They tied a lot of yellow and blue ribbons on the metal chain...

    Belarus enables necessary conditions for Ukrainian migrants – Ambassador
    May03

    Belarus enables necessary conditions for Ukrainian migrants – Ambassador

    Belarus enables the necessary conditions for Ukrainian migrants, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kyzym said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned. ”I would like to thank our fraternal nation, the Belarusian state and the Belarusian president personally for what is being done for...

    UN Secretary-General calls to protect freedom of speech
    May03

    UN Secretary-General calls to protect freedom of speech

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to ”persecution of journalists,” saying that freedom of the media is the guarantee of peace and justice, according to the UN News Center referring to Guterres`s message dedicated to World Press Freedom Day marked on May 3. He claimed that journalists often risk their freedom, health, and...

    Ukraine`s underground gas stocks reach 8.5 bcm
    May03

    Ukraine`s underground gas stocks reach 8.5 bcm

    Stocks of natural gas at Ukraine`s underground storage facilities grew by 2%, or 180 million cubic meters (mcm), from 8.298 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas from April 26 till May 3, to 8.478 bcm of gas, according to Ukrtransgaz, operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system. The amount of gas pumped daily into the USFs, as of May 3 was at 41.9...

    UK “won`t pay 100 bln euro Brexit bill” – BBC
    May03

    UK “won`t pay 100 bln euro Brexit bill” – BBC

    The UK will not pay a 100 billion-euro (GBP 84 billion) ”divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said, according to the BBC. He told ITV`s Good Morning Britain the UK would pay what was legally due, ”not just what the EU wants”, the BBC reported. It comes amid claims by the Financial Times that the settlement sought by the...

    World Bank allots $150 mln loan for Ukraine
    May03

    World Bank allots $150 mln loan for Ukraine

    The World Bank`s Board of Executive Directors on May 2 approved a US$ 150 million loan for the Access to Long Term Finance Project that will support Ukraine`s export-oriented small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according to the World Bank`s press service. ”Ukraine has creative and unique business potential and can produce high-quality...

    U.S. general wants more troops in Europe to deter Russia
    May03

    U.S. general wants more troops in Europe to deter Russia

    Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command, said Tuesday, May 2, that the United States needs more troops in Europe to deter an increasingly aggressive Russia, according to The Hill. The general in charge of U.S. military operations in Europe told lawmakers that U.S. force posture — which includes two brigade combat teams and one...

    Oil rebounds on U.S. stocks drawdown, declining OPEC compliance weighs
    May03

    Oil rebounds on U.S. stocks drawdown, declining OPEC compliance weighs

    Crude oil prices bounced back on Wednesday as a decline in U.S. inventories underpinned the market, although a dip in compliance with OPEC efforts to reduce output and near record supplies capped gains, according to Reuters. The benchmark for global oil market, Brent futures LCOc1 gained 56 cents, or 1.1 percent to $51.02 a barrel by 01:56 GMT....

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